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November 4, 2014 – 5:48 am
BHUPEN HAZARIKA FOUNDATION, USA request the pleasure of your company to join us for an informal gathering to remember and appreciate the songs of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika on the occasion of the third anniversary of his transference. Photo by Satyen Das There will be a special preview of BARD OF BRAHMAPUTRA a new short film about the meanings embedded in Bhupen Hazarika's song lyrics featuring Dilip K. Datta on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7 pm ALL ARE WELCOME BORDOLOI'S Cuisine: Indian Fusion*! B.Y.O.B. PLAINSBORO, NJ Plainsboro Plaza, 10 Schalks Crossing Rd., Plainsboro, NJ - 08536 Phone: (609) 936-8484 Inquiries: Tej Hazarika Email : tej.hazarika@gmail.com Phone : 646 286 2749

Bhupen Hazarika Firingoti Award

July 15, 2014 – 11:31 am
Bhupen Hazarika Firingoti Award Dr. Dilip Kumar Datta was awarded the first Inaugular Bhupen Hazarika Firingoti Award for Lifetime Achievement for his extensive compilation, archiving and publishing of the Assamese songs and works of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. On July 11th 2014 during a concert in Edison, New Jersey of Assamese Musician and singer Papon and East India Company and a dance performance by The Sattriya Dance Company, Tej Hazarika, his son, on behalf of BHF members and supporters, gave two special Inaugural Bhupen Hazarika Firingoti Awards, one went to Dr. Dilip Datta, and the second award went to Manoranjan Bordoloi for Entrepreneurship. Why Bhupen Hazarika Firingoti Award? PadmaVibhushan Dr Bhupen Hazarika, reknowned for his songs and ‘golden voice’, was also passionate about righting social and economic injustice while stressing the importance of education for all age groups. There is no denying the genuine altruistic impulse running through all his ...

Condolences to Hemen P. Barooah’s family.

August 1, 2013 – 3:11 pm
On behalf of the Board Members of The Bhupen Hazarika Foundation we express our deepest condolences to Hemen Prasad Barooah's family and close associates for the loss of their revered and loved one. Hemen Prasad Barooah, 'Hemen Da' will be missed. He was always gentle and sympathetic beyond compare. He was the epitome of grace and style, modern Assamese style. It was no wonder he was so close to my father. May his spirit live on and grow among the living— like that of all other great souls. http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=aug0213/at05

Genius of Bhupen Hazarika

March 9, 2012 – 10:17 am
Genius of Bhupen Hazarika Arupjyoti Saikia Bhupen Hazarika (1926-2011) emerged as a central figure in Assam giving voice to the aspirations and imagination of Assamese nationalism. Despite his deep-rootedness in his own cultural context, his music and ideas were universal and constantly engaged with the people in a dialogic process. I too wanted to be a singer with the power to change society - Bhupen Hazarika It is not often that a musician's works become synonymous with the political and cultural aspirations of a nationality. Bhupen Hazarika, the versatile Assamese singer was that kind of rara avis. The world of Assamese imagination was associated, since Independence, with the songs and music of Bhupen Hazarika. His music was responsible for reinforcing the cultural aspirations of various communities during this time. That he was one of the central elements in the world of Assamese imagination was again proven when Hazarika died on 5 November. ...

The house Bhupen called home

March 9, 2012 – 9:39 am
The house Bhupen called home - Hazarika’s Calcutta address wallows in neglect, associates rue apathy DIPANJAN SINHA Bhupen Hazarika’s house at 77B Golf Club Road in Calcutta. Telegraph picture Calcutta, March 7: A three-storey house with shut windows, worn colour and a locked collapsible gate breaks the urgency of life brimming on Golf Club Road in Calcutta. The trappings are usual, of nostalgia in a steadily reshaping city. The history, though, is of a remarkable lapse amid the rush of memorials for Bhupen Hazarika, who called this place home for decades. The abandoned house, once a haunt of the luminaries of Indian culture like Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey, now symbolises the collective amnesia of a city from where the bard was first known to the world. Cultural icons here lament the bard’s demise and hope for measures to preserve his memory. Singer Haimanti Shukla fondly remembers the time when she ...

Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s statue unveiled

February 15, 2009 – 10:28 am
Dr Bhupen Hazarika's statue unveiled GUWAHATI, Feb 14 - Thousands of people turned out in Guwahati today to have a glimpse of Assam's cultural icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika as he made his appearance near Dighalipukhuri to unveil his statue on the bank of the historic tank. The statue, by famous sculptor of the State, Biren Sinha, was established at the initiative of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) to mark the love, respect and gratitude of the people of Assam to the living legend, and prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award winner. An overwhelmed Dr Hazarika looked in good health at the function. He thanked the huge gathering and people of Assam in general for showering their love on him. As he hummed a few lines from his epoch-making songs, including Manuhe Manuhar Babe, jodihe akanu nebhabe…, many in the crowd could not help singing along. He was all praise for sculptor ...

On his Birthday – Asam Ratna Award for Dr Hazarika

September 9, 2008 – 5:31 am
Asam Ratna Award for Dr Hazarika Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Sept 8 – The first-ever Asam Ratna Award will be bestowed on the State’s cultural icon Dr Bhupen Hazarika in recognition of his seminal contribution to Assamese culture, and music in particular. This was revealed on the celebrated singer’s birthday today by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, while interacting with select mediapersons. Gogoi, underlining the role of Dr Hazarika in Assam’s cultural sphere, said that the newly instituted award would comprise a citation and Rs 3 lakh. The honour will be bestowed on Dr Hazarika by either the President of India or the Prime Minister at a venue to be finalised later. The Chief Minister, describing Hazarika as a pride of Assam, hoped that he would continue his artistic journey and enrich Assam with his invaluable work. Dr Hazarika, born in 1926 at Sadiya in Upper Assam, has been offered numerous national and international honours in ...

A note form Article Contributor …

July 29, 2008 – 12:08 pm
Dear Administrator: Congratulations,  and Thank you for your superb job  with the BH page. A few years ago I happened to bump into an old article by Bhupen’da  himselfin the library of  Sudhakar Bhatt, a retired economist and a neighbor of ours  then in Naples.  Mr. Bhatt  went to school with BH at Columbia Univ, NYC in the early fifties, and reminisces him dearly. The article was in an issue of the Columbia Indian Student journal. My secretary Joyce was moved by the content of new-found piece, and agreed to provide her typing hand. I had it published in one of the issues of ‘Luitor Pora Mississippi’ in the nineties.  If you like, you can post it in the ‘articles’ column of your excellent page. The second article, Melody Man by  Abhirook Sen, was sent to me by Amy (our daughter). It has also been collecting dust in my ‘My ...


July 29, 2008 – 12:01 pm
Melody Man The Assamese poet's repertoire of songs is firmly anchored in his environment. By Avirook Sen The structural engineer in Alaska turned the heat on full blast inside his car and hummed to the strains of Moi eti jajabor (I am a wanderer). The road was endless, he was cold, there was no one at home to talk to. But at least, on the music system, there was Bhupen Hazarika. And listening to him sing wasn't very different from conversation. So the Assamese engineer picked up the phone and called the man in Dibrugarh: "Dada, your music is what keeps me going ..." Says Hazarika: "I never met the man, but I knew he was warm." From Alaska to Assam, to those who understand the several languages in which he sings -- the Japanese don't, but have their own version of his humanist ballad Manush manusheri jonyo -- Hazarika's ...


July 29, 2008 – 11:56 am
MEANINGS FOR MILLIONS Bhupen Hazarika The Question Mark "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty" -warned Thomas Jefferson. Lallu, the laborer in a Bombay wheat mill often wonders at a paradox of his times; why the sweat of his brow is not offering enough bread for his own children. Ramu, the farmer in Bengal examines a handful of soil and wonders how he should fight against erosion in his rice field, which was once so green! Osman, the skilled craftsman of Benares, whose golden sari decorations are bringing showers of admiration to many a sophisticated Indian princess in Paris and New York night clubs, wonders why he is unable to present an ordinary sari to his own daughter. The common man of India wants to know why he should vote this time ...

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